Charges might be wrong? Beware retaliation

An employer has learned the hard way that taking draconian action against an employee who might have filed false harassment charges usually isn’t a good idea.

Snapshot - Retaliation: The most common EEOC charge

Retaliation passed race discrimination as the most common EEOC charge in 2009.

Beware triple whammy after FLSA retaliation

Employers that retaliate against employees who file Fair Labor Standards Act claims don’t just face the prospect of owing back pay, plus double that amount in liquidated damages. They also potentially face a damage award for emotional distress.

Beat retaliation suit by documenting misdeeds

Make sure you can show you disciplined an employee because of her behavior, not her complaints.

Settlement in Central Valley, Calif. harassment, retaliation case

South County Support Services and its sister company, Southwest Transportation Agency, have agreed to settle EEOC sexual harassment and retaliation charges leveled by a former employee.

Court: Schedule change can be an adverse action

Something like a schedule change that really affects an employee can be seen by a court as serious enough to warrant litigation.

2016 EEOC charges rose in all major categories

The EEOC handled 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2016, a 2.4% increase overall.

United Nations is immune from Title VII

In a decision sought by the United States government, the Secretary General of the United Nations has been found immune from lawsuits over employment discrimination.

Philly schools settle with fired procurement director

A long-running legal battle over a no-bid security camera contract is one step closer to resolution.

Tell supervisors: No piling on work in effort to get rid of employee

Giving additional work to someone you want to get rid of can backfire, especially when the situation looks suspiciously like a set-up.

Court won't budge on 45-day bias claim deadline

Federal employees have just 45 days to file a complaint about discrimination in the workplace.

Maintain old records on past employees--they could pay off during future lawsuits

If a former employee unsuccessfully applies for a new job opening with you, your previous records can justify why you declined to rehire him or her.

Portland, Texas restaurant settles retaliation case with DOL

A Mexican restaurant outside Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it retaliated against a whistleblower employee.

Shield promotion committee from previous complaints

Make sure your promotion decisions aren’t tainted by irrelevant information—such as whether an employee has filed discrimination complaints in the past.

If you ignore whistleblowers, prepare to pay

Two employers have recently learned this lesson the hard way.
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